Sturgeon Week, Day 6: Sturgeon Decoys: Is it Live or Memorex? 2-8-2013

Getting a curious sturgeon to come in closer is the decoy’s main job. Wisconsin decoy makers are so skilled at crafting their lures that they attract art collectors as well as sturgeon. Check out the photo of Mary Lou Schneider, a decoy maker from Taycheedah, on today’s Sturgeon Week feature, Decoys. Is the sturgeon live or is it Memorex?

 Did you miss yesterday’s Sturgeon Week feature?  Sturgeon Eugene Woelfel Hilbert

View our Sturgeon Culture feature to learn why the 1998 Smithsonian Folklife Festival included sturgeon spearing in its celebration of all things Wisconsin as the festival marked the state’s 150th anniversary.


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